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I have these symptoms, irregular heart beat, back pain, bloating in stomach have a hard time breathing help?

I have these symptoms, irregular heart beat, back pain, bloating in stomach have a hard time breathing help? I was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, and a pace maker was recently implanted for my heart rate. I am taking norpace and diovan.It is hard to breathe sometimes. I think there is another problem.My doctor doesn t seem to be concerned
Wed, 3 Aug 2011
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was your electrophysiology done before ur pace maker . also were u symptomatically bradycardic ( slow heart rate) that pace maker was implanted . does it has an internal defibrillator ( to nullify ur Afib episode,
your symptoms of bloating etc could be due to pace maker syndrome , take care . but u do require it or at modes of pace makersall consult ur cardiologist for other
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A pacemaker will not control A Fib. It must be controlled with either medication or a internal shock converter type of implant. Some situations a Dr will allow a patient to remain in A Fib if they are not staying it it all the time. The reason it becomes hard to breath is because you heart rate is too fast while in th A Fib. Depending on how large and/or strong your heart muscle is, will dictate which medications they will choose for you. See your Dr and tell him how uncomfortable you are....discuss the options and then if he does not explain why he is not concerned or you feel you could do better, switch drs.
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